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  • I wish Trump would elimate "protected class" from the government.

    05/05/2016 11:19:38 AM PDT · by Mears · 19 replies
    self | 05-05-16 | self
    Race – Civil Rights Act of 1964 Color – Civil Rights Act of 1964 Religion – Civil Rights Act of 1964 National origin – Civil Rights Act of 1964 Age (40 and over) – Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 Sex – Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Civil Rights Act of 1964 Pregnancy – Pregnancy Discrimination Act Citizenship – Immigration Reform and Control Act Familial status – Civil Rights Act of 1968 Title VIII: Housing cannot discriminate for having children, with an exception for senior housing Disability status – Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act...
  • After San Bernardino: How political correctness could get us all killed

    12/05/2015 2:51:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | December 4, 2015 | K.T. McFarland
    The FBI announced Friday that the San Bernardino massacre this week is an act of terrorism. The California attack is now the single deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil or on U.S. citizens -- since September 11, 2001. Yet, throughout the week, the president stubbornly refused to acknowledge even the existence violent Islamic extremism. His willful blindness to the threat has left Americans more anxious about their security, and jihadists more confident about their prospects. The President may dismiss this and say we're not at war with Islam, but radical Islam is in a global war with us. And it's...
  • Missouri city repeals protection for gays against bias (Springfield)

    04/07/2015 8:44:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2015 10:52 PM EDT
    Voters in Missouri’s third largest city of Springfield voted Tuesday to repeal an ordinance that provided protection against discrimination in housing and hiring based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Unofficial final results showed that repeal of the ordinance passed with 51.4 percent of the vote. […] Opponents of the nondiscrimination ordinance have said it violates their freedoms by preventing them from operating a business according to their religious beliefs. Others have said that sexual predators would be allowed to use women's restrooms and have questioned whether discrimination against gay and lesbian residents actually occurs. …
  • LGBT State Workers Lose Protected Status (Kansas)

    02/10/2015 8:47:00 PM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    WIBW ^ | 2/10/15 | By: Melissa Brunner, Justin Surrency
    WIBW – Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the protected classes of state employees. His order rescinds a prior order from former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, which expanded the protections. Brownback also issued a separate order which includes language to encourage employment practices of veterans and people with disabilities. Executive Order 15-02 reaffirms the commitment of the State of Kansas to employment practices which do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry or age. It further establishes that state entities will implement employment management practices for veterans and...
  • Toronto: Frenzied Muslim mob attacks and beats Jewish protesters

    07/04/2014 4:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/4/14 | Robert Spencer
    No Muslims were arrested, of course, although at least one of the Jews was: Muslims are a protected class in multicultural Canada. Here is an excerpt from Blogwrath‘s recounting of events: After that the Arab bullies turned against the Jews with sticks and fists. You can see that confrontation in the movie below (that moment was also covered by Blazingcatfur). After the vicious beating one person was sent to hospital with injuries and another one who came to support JDL-Canada was arrested for no reason (and held for several hours). Blogwrath refers to “Arab bullies,” but the reason why they...
  • Miami "journalists" are SILENT on Al Sharpton Mafia-FBI Revelations...Where else?

    04/08/2014 5:31:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    WFOR, WPLG, WSVN, WTVJ | 4/8/14 | sff
    Not that I have been watching all morning, and not that I would expect any different coverage....but it certainly is funny that the Miami Florida "news" organizations that are soooo reliable as amplifiers and followers of the charlatan Sharpton's propaganda are SUDDENLY UNWILLING TO REPORT HIS TIES TO THE MOB AND HIS WORK FOR "THE MAN"....THE F.B.I.
  • Guilty verdict withheld in Miami Heat dancer death trial [Because the killer is homosexual]

    03/27/2014 4:28:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/26/14 | Peter Burke
    A man accused of causing a crash that killed a 22-year-old Miami Heat dancer in 2010 has been found guilty, but the verdict is being withheld while the court investigates allegations of juror misconduct.... At issue is whether the jury of six men made remarks about Careaga's gay lifestyle that could have influenced their decision...
  • Samantha Geimer tells her side of story in Roman Polanski case

    09/17/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/17/2013 | Rebecca Keegan
    In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives. "It wasn't rape-rape," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, setting off a firestorm of criticism. In fact, it was "rape-rape" by nearly any definition except the charge to which Polanski pleaded guilty (unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor) — the underage Geimer was drugged and verbally resistant,...
  • ExxonMobil Shareholders Again Refuse Special Protection for Homosexual Employees

    05/31/2013 1:30:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 31, 2013 6:26 AM | Ryan Kierman
    For the 14th straight year, ExxonMobil shareholders overwhelmingly have rejected a proposition to incorporate into the company’s written non-discrimination policy language explicitly prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. ExxonMobil says its “global zero-tolerance policy” already applies to “all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” even though the phrases “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” do not appear in the current policy, as written. … In their submission to shareholders, homosexual advocates noted that more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have adopted written nondiscrimination policies prohibiting harassment and discrimination on the...
  • UK cops make first arrests for 'hate crime' against emo subculture

    04/11/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies ^ | 04-11-2013 | By Alastair Jamieson
    Two people were arrested in Britain Thursday over an assault on an "emo" teenager -- the first such move after police began recording attacks on subculture members as “hate crimes.” The term, short for “emotive” or “emotional,” usually refers to an introspective style of music -- somewhere between punk and grunge -- and its associated fashion styles. Earlier this month, Greater Manchester Police became the first force in the U.K. to treat attacks on groups such as goths, emos and punks in the same way as crimes based on race, religion, disability or sexual orientation. The 16-year-old victim was “distinctively...
  • MILLER: Two systems of justice

    01/01/2013 7:30:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | Emily Miller
    David Gregory walks free while Iraq vet was jailedIt’s been more than a week since police in Washington, D.C., opened an investigation into NBC’s David Gregory’s possession of a “high-capacity magazine” that’s prohibited in the District on on national TV. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s spokesman refused Monday to respond to whether Mr. Gregory had even been interviewed yet. This is a rather curious departure for a city that has been ruthless in enforcing this particular firearms statute against law-abiding citizens who made an honest mistake. In July, The Washington Times highlighted the plight of former Army Spc. Adam...
  • Orlando Cruz becomes first openly gay man in boxing

    10/04/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Thursday 4 October 2012 11.00 EDT | (Associated Press)
    Orlando Cruz from San Juan, Puerto Rico and ranked the No4 featherweight by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has openly admitted his is "a proud, gay man". He added: "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud, gay man."...
  • McCain lashes out at Holder over Fast and Furious memos

    10/04/2011 8:10:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/04/11 | Ariel Katz
    Top Republicans blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday after reports surfaced that he might have known about the controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation earlier than he previously claimed. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tweeted, “What part of Q, ‘When did you first know about the program known as Fast and Furious?’ didn't AG Holder understand?” McCain has asked for a Senate hearing into the operation. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who is conducting the inquiry as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, retweeted McCain's Twitter post, along with links to news reports. Issa has used Twitter extensively to push for...
  • 9th Circuit: University Can Force Christian Groups Open to Non-Christians.

    08/06/2011 6:26:09 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 35 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 8/5/11 | Morgan Feddes
    A federal appeals court ruling this week could significantly diminish public university religious groups' ability to restrict membership and leadership to students who agree with their teachings. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that San Diego State University's nondiscrimination policy for officially recognized campus groups is constitutional. The policy is based on a nondiscrimination policy used at all the schools in the California State University system. Two Christian groups sued SDSU in 2005, alleging the policy violated their free-speech and religious-freedom rights. For the groups to be recognized as official campus groups, they were required to allow all...
  • San Francisco Considers Legal Protection for Criminals

    07/22/2011 4:03:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2011 | Claudia Cowen
    A legislative proposal in San Francisco seeks to make ex-cons and felons a protected class, along with existing categories of residents like African-Americans, people with disabilities and pregnant women. If passed by city supervisors, landlords and employers would be prohibited from asking applicants about their criminal past. Supporters say it's an effort to help former offenders get back on their feet, but critics call the concept a crime in itself. "My mother is an immigrant, my mother-in-law is a Jew and I'm a gay man. Those are all protected categories, but you're going to put a felon in there as...
  • UK terrorists told: Pretend to be gay so you don't get caught

    07/03/2011 5:37:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 7/3/11 | Nick Owens
    al-Qaeda fanatics in Britain are being taught to avoid detection – by pretending to be gay. A new terror training manual tells Islamic extremists to lie about their sexuality if a woman approaches them in case she is a “honeytrap” spy sent by security services. The handbook, which was uncovered by a Sunday Mirror ­investigation, says: “Many hotels – especially in busy UK cities – have women hanging around the lobby areas in order to attract men. “A young beautiful woman may come and talk to you. The first thing you do to protect yourself from such a ­situation is...
  • No Voter Left Behind

    10/30/2006 8:50:18 AM PST · by Tom Jefferson · 156+ views
    Bear to the Right ^ | October 26, 2006 | Gary Aminoff
    Of the many privileges we enjoy as a democratic society, ‘freedom to vote’ is paramount for our country’s survival. Equally important for our personal survival is ‘freedom of movement,’ because without it we could not travel to and from work or accomplish a multitude of our endeavors, including going to the polling station to vote. To ensure that our citizenry has accessible maneuverability, it is a primary function of government to facilitate our public freeway system so that all motorists have uniform liberty to mobilize his or her self in their pursuit of happiness. To the contrary, our individual mobility...
  • Teacher attacked, students may be charged with hate crime

    03/02/2006 1:15:48 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 33 replies · 1,608+ views
    Fox ^ | 3/1/06
    Teacher attacked, students may be charged with hate crime Last Update: 3/1/2006 10:20:53 PM A substitute teacher at a local school says he was beaten by students and called dirty names. Now, authorities say whoever is behind the beat-down could face hate crime charges. Carlton Miller says the gash over his right eye and broken glasses are a result of being beaten and heckled by students at Grand Park Career Center. Miller says he was leaving the school premises when five students jumped him. Miller believes an exchange he had with a student earlier in the day may have prompted...
  • University accused of censorship

    01/20/2004 10:35:47 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 31 replies · 284+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 01/19-04 | Sean Reilly
    Mobile Register University accused of censorship 01/19/04 By SEAN REILLY Washington Bureau A conservative faculty organization at the University of Alabama is accusing administrators of censorship after the group was barred from using the campus mail system to distribute its newspaper without regular postage. Leaders of the organization, known as the Alabama Scholars Association, charge that the decision is payback for their efforts to shake up the status quo, including a proposal for term limits for university administrators and a report that found widespread grade inflation in some departments. "It's just an effort to quash any sort of dissent," the...
  • Coming Out In Corporate America Gays are making huge strides everywhere,...

    12/09/2003 7:46:59 PM PST · by narses · 94 replies · 251+ views
    Business Week ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2003
    <p>Gays are making huge strides everywhere, but in the executive suite.</p> <p>One chilly fall day last year, Gary Osifchin trooped into a mandatory training session at S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. The privately held company, located in Racine, Wis., which was voted 2003's "all-American city" by the National Civic League, manufactures Raid insecticide and Glade air fresheners. It's the kind of place where factory workers ride to the assembly line on Harley-Davidsons, dine on local bratwurst, and chase it down with Milwaukee beer.</p>
  • There is a medical problem with being blind to race(CA Prop54-Another lie from the Houston Chron)

    09/01/2003 10:54:29 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 23 replies · 428+ views
    Have you heard about the latest California crusade? It's called Proposition 54, and it's based on the utopian ideal that race doesn't matter. The proposition stipulates that state and local officials can't collect or use information regarding someone's race, ethnicity, color or national origin for the purpose of public education, public contracting, public employment or other government operations. The mastermind behind Prop. 54 is a mild-mannered man by the name of Ward Connerly. He also happens to be African-American. But people are warned not to use that term in his presence. As Connerly sees it, race isn't real. Well, in...
  • Earth Liberation Front claims responsibility for San Diego arson

    08/22/2003 1:25:30 PM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 43 replies · 575+ views
    Bay ^ | August 18, 2003
    SAN DIEGO - The Earth Liberation Front suggested that a $50 million fire that destroyed an apartment complex under construction in San Diego two weeks ago was targeting "rampant urban development." The Aug. 3 arson on San Diego's fast-growing northern edge was said to be the costliest action ever by the ELF, an underground group that since 1996 has claimed responsibility for arson attacks against commercial entities that members say threaten or damage the environment. Excerpted for rest of story click on source link.
  • You've Got Male! (Queer Eye is an assault on hetero males)

    08/20/2003 10:50:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 196 replies · 902+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, August 20, 2003 | LIONEL TIGER
    <p>There has been a great big whoosh of public palaver about the Bravo network show involving five homosexual men -- the Fab 5 -- who have busied themselves renovating, for a fee and in public view, the clothes, food, hair, skin and comportment of hapless heterosexual males.</p>
  • Gays out Of The Closet And The Rest Of Us In Pandora's Box

    08/19/2003 10:22:14 AM PDT · by CtPoliticsGuy · 20 replies · 419+ views
    Conservative News and Opinion ^ | August 18, 2003 | Doug Wrenn
    It used to be said, before gays "came out," that they were in "the closet." I wish they would go back into it. The rest of us have been in "Pandora's Box ever since. Not that long ago, in kinder, gentler times, when grown adults actually kept their private business private, and fringe rebels did not get in everyone's face to make their point, what is now considered to be an alternative lifestyle" was in fact, a deviancy. The only thing that has changed is that in 1973, (the same notorious year that also gave us Roe vs. Wade) the...
  • Anti-Sodomy = Hate Speech

    08/19/2003 6:29:55 AM PDT · by bedolido · 22 replies · 283+ views
    BushCountry ^ | 08/19/03 | James Bowden
    My op eds on Buggering American Civilization and Ten Reasons to Defend Marriage earned the best hate mail. The people who disagree with my Conservatism speak from the overflow of their hearts. They can’t refrain from calling me names. None of them challenged the ideas. Their hate mail even proves my points. Thank you. If the fundamental issues weren’t so important, it would be laughable that we even have to address this question of same-sex marriage. As George Orwell said, “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent...
  • Janitor Beaten Outside Church (Pastor Preached Against Homosexuality)

    08/19/2003 8:08:07 AM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 89 replies · 975+ views
    The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) ^ | 08-19-03 | Sarah Treffinger
    I have never posted before so have mercy on me. Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the following: A part-time church janitor suspects men beat him because the pastor preached against homosexuality, police said yesterday. Richard Bilski, 49, of Sheffield Lake, told police that the unidentified men assaulted him Sunday morning outside the non-denominational Church on the Rise after demanding to know when Pastor Paul Endrei would arrive. Bilski said the men then fled, one yelling, "This is a message for Pastor Paul." Capt. Guy Turner said police have no way of knowing the motive for the attack, but Bilski and Endrei...
  • Gays out Of The Closet; The Rest Of Us In Pandora's Box

    08/18/2003 9:13:53 PM PDT · by NutmegGuy · 21 replies · 382+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | August 18, 2003 | Doug Wrenn
    It used to be said, before gays "came out," that they were in "the closet." I wish they would go back into it. The rest of us have been in "Pandora's Box ever since. Not that long ago, in kinder, gentler times, when grown adults actually kept their private business private, and fringe rebels did not get in everyone's face to make their point, what is now considered to be an alternative lifestyle" was in fact, a deviancy. The only thing that has changed is that in 1973, (the same notorious year that also gave us Roe vs. Wade) the...
  • Christians Thrown Out: Baseball Execs Eject Biblical Message from Homosexual Event

    08/18/2003 4:02:13 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 230 replies · 600+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 8/18/03 | Jim Brown
    Four Christians were recently kicked out of Veterans Stadium during the Philadelphia Phillies' "Gay Community Day." Last Tuesday, Michael Marcavage and three friends brought a banner to the ballpark that read "Homosexuality is sin, Christ can set you free." He says their intention was to share that biblical message of hope with homosexuals who were at the stadium. [See Earlier Story] Seven minutes after unfurling their banner from their centerfield seats, however, the group was approached by security. Marcavage says the four were told that they could not display their banner. "They basically said that the [Phillies] executives said this...
  • Democrats betting on race card

    08/16/2003 10:59:30 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 24 replies · 195+ views
    8-17-03 | W. Gardner Selby
    Category: Metro & State Democrats betting on race card By W. Gardner Selby Express-News Austin Bureau Web Posted : 08/17/2003 12:00 AM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Eleven Texas Democrats roosting here to stop Republican legislators from redrawing congressional districts describe themselves as stalwarts for minorities. Republicans call it "baloney," but starting in April, when GOP lawmakers in Austin announced they'd return to the drawing board to tinker with congressional districts settled by the courts in 2001, many Democrats have said the issue is all about race. The Democrats say they are fighting for 1.4 million Hispanic and African American residents now...
  • 'Gay' film a how-to of Hollywood

    08/08/2003 7:30:31 PM PDT · by weegee · 31 replies · 429+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | August 08, 2003 | By Lynn Elber
    'Gay' film a how-to of Hollywood By Lynn Elber, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Given television's gay boomlet, filmmaker Jeremy Simmons' concerns about his new documentary, "The AMC Project: Gay Hollywood," appear misplaced. "With a name like 'Gay Hollywood,' maybe not everyone will tune in," Simmons said. "Which is kind of unfortunate, because I think it appeals to much more than gay people." Other gay-themed shows certainly have. "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" has done so well for Bravo that parent NBC has aired the makeover show once, plans to air another episode Thursday - and has arranged...
  • Gay Musicians Want to Break Country Music Barrier

    08/07/2003 4:45:16 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 116 replies · 2,436+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 7, 2003
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's country music scene isn't exactly known for its gay artists, but a colorful pack of wanna-be stars pulled out their best rustic twangs and wailing guitars on Thursday to try to change all that.Scores of country music hopefuls auditioned in New York for what is being billed as a television show to pick an openly gay country music star from about 50 contestants.The musicians -- most of whom wore jeans and spit-polished boots -- wailed through Willie Nelson songs, crooned like Lyle Lovett and belted out ballads like Garth Brooks.Livening up the day was The...
  • Bars, clubs forced to drop promotions in face of lawsuits

    08/04/2003 7:21:29 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 50 replies · 719+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/3/03 | Alex Roth
    Bars, clubs forced to drop promotions in face of lawsuitsBy Alex Roth UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER It might seem like a harmless marketing stunt, although some lawyers will tell you it's an insidious form of anti-male discrimination. Either way, it's now history in the Gaslamp Quarter. Several local bars and clubs have been forced to drop their so-called ladies night discount-for-women promotions in response to a series of lawsuits claiming the practice discriminates against men. Lawyers quietly settled all the suits last month. Seven nightspots in the Gaslamp and elsewhere in San Diego County agreed to pay a total of $125,000...
  • Re-Segregating the Classroom: The Left demands new kinds of segregation in two public schools.

    07/30/2003 11:49:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 600+ views ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2003 | By Lowell Ponte
    Re-Segregating the ClassroomBy Lowell | July 30, 2003                                       PONTEFICATIONSTWO MORE SCHOOLS HAVE JUST BECOME BATTLEGROUNDS in America’s culture war, both over issues of segregation and separatism. In Oberlin, Ohio, southwest of Cleveland, activists are outraged that scheduling requirements assigned a white teacher to lead local high school classes in black history.“The message is that we are not concerned about the importance of your historical background,” says A.G. Miller, an associate professor of American and “African religious history” – voodoo history? – at Leftily-trendy nearby Oberlin College, racially integrated from its opening day in 1833.“When you talk about slavery,...
  • Rise of Internet Fuels Fears of AIDS Resurgence [well, at leat they didn't blame Dubya]

    07/29/2003 7:23:31 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 15 replies · 912+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 29, '03 | Paul Simao
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A growing number of gay and bisexual men in the United States are engaging in risky sex with partners they meet on the Internet, raising fears that the AIDS virus could be poised for a major comeback in the group hardest hit by the epidemic. Online chatrooms and Web sites are replacing gay bathhouses and sex clubs as the most popular meeting point to arrange high-risk sex, according to two new studies presented on Tuesday at the 2003 National HIV (news - web sites) Prevention Conference. The findings come amid growing evidence of an apparent resurgence of...
  • SCHOOL'S 'OUT' (NY Opening High School for Gays, Bisexual, Transgender Students)

    07/28/2003 12:47:03 AM PDT · by kattracks · 225 replies · 2,254+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/28/03 | CARL CAMPANILE
    <p>The city is opening a full-fledged high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students - the first of its kind in the nation, The Post has learned.</p> <p>Operating for two decades as a small alternative program with just two classrooms, the new Harvey Milk HS officially opens as a stand-alone public school with 100 students in September.</p>
  • GM chooses gays over Christians

    07/25/2003 6:54:15 AM PDT · by scripter · 33 replies · 807+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 24, 2003 | Noah Knox
    American companies continue to lead the world in politically correct foolishness. Perhaps General Motors should be the poster child for this stupidity disease. The company's "diversity" initiative includes spending company money to support "affinity groups" that celebrate the "collective mixture of similarities and differences" that make up GM's workforce. However, the company has refused to recognize groups of employees that share a common religious background, while openly supporting at least one affinity group of gay and lesbian employees. The "logic" behind this discrimination is bewildering. One employee won't stand for it any longer and has filed a discrimination complaint against...
  • There's no stopping them now: 'They're here, they're queer, they fought an amazing campaign'

    07/16/2003 11:10:53 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 210+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times via ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2003 | Mark Steyn
    Personally, I'm relaxed about sodomy, which isn't the same as being relaxed during sodomy. But one does one's best to keep up with the times. I use the word ''sodomy,'' incidentally, mainly because I still can. I would wager that one of the consequences of the Supreme Court decision striking down sodomy laws will be that they've also struck down the word. I see New York is revising its statutes to eliminate such anachronistically pejorative terms, and in Georgia, where the DAs have made hip, busy cop-show acronyms out of their archaic legislation, I don't suppose ''SOLCAN''--as in ''Soliciting a...
  • Useful Idiot Caption-A-Rama: Special Gay Pride Edition!

    07/14/2003 10:45:04 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 81 replies · 1,407+ views
    Yahoo News Photos | 14 July 03 | Me and Yahoo News photos
    I have a few items to inform you of before we get to the pics. First, I would like to recognize that...... most gay people are not the sort of freaks you are about to see. ...judging gays by these people is like judging heterosexuals by Pee-Wee Herman, Marv Albert, Bill Clinton, Larry Flynnt and Scott Ritter. ...most gay activists are pretty much just the sort of freaks you’re about to see, but sometimes even worse (as in, absolutely hateful). Also, you’ll be interested to know that by some bizarre coincidence, every one of the male couples in this Gay...
  • California same-sex couples get tax break

    07/13/2003 1:27:16 PM PDT · by nwrep · 58 replies · 2,018+ views
    PlanetOut ^ | July 10, 2003 | Randol White
    California same-sex couples get tax break Randol White, / Network Thursday, July 10, 2003 / 04:20 PM SUMMARY: The state of California will soon give registered domestic partners the same tax break on property transfers as married couples. The state of California will soon give registered domestic partners the same tax break on property transfers as married couples. California's elected tax board passed the proposed tax rule change on Wednesday with a 3-2 vote that followed party lines. The revision will take effect in two months, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The State Board of Equalization's openly...
  • MSNBC fires Savage after anti-gay remarks

    07/07/2003 1:11:21 PM PDT · by sakic · 977 replies · 1,737+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 7, 2003 01:00 PM
    <p>NEW YORK - MSNBC on Monday fired Michael Savage for anti-gay comments.</p> <p>The popular radio talk show host who did a weekend TV show for the cable channel referred to an unidentified caller to his show Saturday as a "sodomite" and said he should "get AIDS and die."</p>
  • Affirmative Action? No, it's racial preference.

    06/30/2003 12:28:17 AM PDT · by ForOurFuture · 8 replies · 446+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-29 | Gregory Kane
    NOW THAT the Supreme Court has handed down the decision in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases, perhaps the demagoguery can stop. During the months leading up to the June 23 decision, some in the pro-racial preference camp did not have their better moments. Notice the use of "racial preference camp" instead of "affirmative action" supporters. The affirmative action described in President Johnson's Executive Order 11246, issued on Sept. 28, 1965, specifically said things were to be done without regard to race. The 1964 Civil Rights Act says the same thing. Although the language in both is clear, there...

    06/29/2003 11:26:04 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 563 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Heustis Update ^ | June 27, AD 2003 | Reed R. Heustis, Jr.
    BLAME THE GOP FOR PRO-SODOMY COURT DECISION By: Reed R. Heustis, Jr. June 27, AD 2003 With one stroke of the pen, [homosexuality] has triumphed at the Supreme Court. And guess what? Republican-appointed Justices are to blame. With a convincing 6-3 decision in Lawrence v. Texas, the United States Supreme Court on June 26 overturned a 1986 case, Bowers v. Hardwick, which had upheld the legitimacy of an anti-sodomy law. Sodomites and perverts all across America are hailing the Lawrence decision as the biggest gay rights victory in our nation's history. Mitchell Katine, the openly gay attorney representing John Lawrence...
  • May Ritual: "Beat Up A White Kid Day" [18 Kids Charged]

    06/16/2003 8:29:15 AM PDT · by twas · 112 replies · 867+ views
    The Plain Dealer [Cleveland] ^ | 06/14/03 | Brian E. Albrecht
    18 kids are charged with racially motivated beating of teenage girl A May Day ritual described as "beat up a white kid" resulted in delinquency charges of felonious assault, ethnic intimidation and aggravated riot filed Thursday in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court against 18 black and Hispanic youths from Cleveland. Twelve girls and six boys, ages 9 through 15, are accused of beating, kicking and choking a 13-year-old white girl at West 110th Street and Almira Avenue near Wilbur Wright Middle School on May 1. The victim was a student at Wilbur Wright, as were five of her assailants. Each of...
  • Sexual Orientation as a Protected Class goes to Orlando City Council for vote.

    06/27/2002 12:00:20 PM PDT · by bagator · 5 replies · 215+ views
    Here's your chance to make a difference. Be a part of our effort to urge the City of Orlando to ask the Human Relations Board to establish objective standards before creating any new protected classes in Orlando. Click here to open the Adobe Acrobat PDF for more details and information. Then print this information, sign and mail it to the City Commissioners and the Mayor. Act on this soon. As American citizens, our voices should be heard!